This Oatmeal and Honey Recipe has become a special favorite of mine. I’m not sure why except that I like the natural smell; the slight oats smell that it seems to carry with it.
I wanted to wait until Spring to make any more soap, because my last batch cooled down too fast and I had to reprocess it. It’s hard to get the temperatures right when it’s freezing outside and pretty cold inside too. It turned out great, but I enjoy cold-process soap more because I like the smooth texture and hardness of the bar.
Well, I couldn’t wait to make a batch of Oatmeal and Honey Soap. I really wanted to go ahead and get it done so that it would be ready for gifts at Christmas.
For more specific directions on soap making go HERE to my Soap Making page.
This Oats and Honey Soap is really pretty because of the drip effect of the cinnamon, The honey adds extra bubbles when being lathered, while the ground oats gently exfoliate. I did not add any essential oils because I like the natural oats smell that this soap has, but feel free to add whichever essential oils that you feel best goes with this recipe.
Oatmeal and Honey Soap
- 12.5 ounce cold water
- 4.6 ounce lye crystals
- 1 ounce beeswax
- 18 ounce lard
- 7 ounce olive oil
- 2 ounce cocoa butter
- 6 ounce coconut oil
- Combine beeswax, lard, olive oil, cocoa butter, and coconut oil in a large stainless steel pot and melt. Cool to 100 degrees F.
- Outside, combine lye to water (never water to lye).
- Combine Fats and Lye water when both are 100 degrees F.
- Mix with a hand or stick blender until trace.
- Add blended oats (blend before starting soap process), cinnamon, and honey.
- Mix with a hand or stick mixer until ingredients are fully incorporated.
- Pour into prepared mold.
- Insulate for 24 hours, then remove, cut, and let cure for 4-6 weeks.